This project was implemented in a village in Manipur with focus on making the village open defecation free. Intensive education and awareness building activities were carried out, access to sanitation facilities increased and knowledge on good hygiene practices imparted.
Ecosan was also promoted as a technology option with local innovation– such as use of local material for superstructure etc. to help bring down costs. Manure from the Ecosan toilet was used as fertilizer. Through construction of household toilets, there was a reduction in open defecation. This also decreased disease burden and helped women and girls access dignified sanitation.
Youth Volunteer’s Union (YVU) is an association formed by young dedicated men and women as a voluntary endeavor to make a variety of socially and locally based service available to the local communities so as to reach the marginal/small farmers. YVU strongly believes in working together with the local people and particularly with the weaker section of the small and sub-urban communities especially those in inaccessible areas.